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The Mandalorian: The Softer Side of a Hunter is Narrative Gold

The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+

The Mandalorian, Season 2 rocketed into Disney+ with a new episode featuring some fan favorites. You’ll get plenty of Din Djarin swaggering in his Beskar armor, Baby Yoda floating along in his crib, and Western-style showdowns with beasts and baddies.

There’s some surprises. And of course Disney will leave you hanging with a character twist by the end.

There’s one ingredient, thankfully, the writing team keeps expanding: The humanity of the Mandalorian.

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Waiting for Sunday in this Saturday World

We are living in a Saturday world. That space and time between the finished work of Jesus and His return. As we celebrate Holy Week we live out this story at the micro level: The solemnity and weight of Good Friday, remembering the sacrifice…

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It's Okay to Lament the Pain in the Pandemic

Lament. Despair. Pain. It’s all in the Bible. Surrounding armies. Unrelenting plagues. Vengeful enemies—yup, the Bible’s got it. In light of the world’s current suffering, what do we make of it? Knowing God created this world and its people, how does the character of…

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